Leicester City Sign French Defender Fofana From Saint-Etienne

Leicester City have signed defender Wesley Fofana from Saint-Etienne on a five-year-contract.

The 19-year-old joins the Foxes for an undisclosed fee.

Fofana made his senior debut for the Ligue 1 outfit in May 2019 and played in the French Cup final defeat to Paris St-Germain in July.

“I’m happy to be here. I’ve watched Leicester City closely since they won the title and they’re a top club in the Premier League,” Fofana said.

The defender has been named in France’s latest under-21s squad and joins up with his new Foxes team-mates ahead of this weekend’s game against West Ham United.

“It’s a brilliant signing for us,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers. “When you see him play he looks like he’s played for a lot longer.

“He’s very aggressive in his defending, he is super quick and he is good in the air. We’re excited about developing his talent.”

Fofana is Leicester’s third signing of the summer behind right-back Timothy Castagne from Atalanta and winger Cengiz Under, who arrived on loan from Roma.

“We said at the start of the window we wanted quality,” Rodgers added. “As we draw towards the end, the three players we have signed are that.

“A lot of hard work and persistence has gone in to getting these players. Quality was going to be important, not necessarily the numbers. The signings will definitely improve it.”

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